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Ida Recovery Support Info

Power Update

How can you help in Hurricane Ida recovery?

Second Harvest Food Bank: Our local food bank is focused on disaster recovery, food insecurity and vulnerable populations.  They will be hosting a drive that will collect food and supplies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from September 3- 17.  Deliveries should be made to 215 Pinhook Road, Lafayette, Louisiana.  Monetary donations are also welcome here:  Hurricane Ida Response - Second Harvest Community Food Bank

GNO Inc. Hurricane Ida Recovery Updates

GNO Inc. Update as of September 1, 2021

Openings in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida

Robert Fresh Market: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Disaster Recovery Information

How to apply for FEMA Assistance

43 Million Americans

Forty-three million Americans are in student debt and owe $1.6 trillion dollars collectively as of March 31, 2021.^ As tuition continues to rise, students are spending more than ever on higher education. While some students know and understand the costs, others blindly borrow without a plan. Nevertheless, a financial plan for education can help you become successful. So where should you start?

43 Million Americans are in student debt

Forty-three million Americans are in student debt and owe $1.6 trillion dollars collectively as of March 31, 2021.^ As tuition continues to rise, students are spending more than ever on higher education. While some students know and understand the costs, others blindly borrow without a plan. Nevertheless, a financial plan for education can help you become successful. So, where should you start?

Can I Buy That With Bitcoin?

If you haven’t heard this question, you will soon. There are an increasing number of companies who now accept online purchases with digital currency, widely known as cryptocurrencies. The world’s first and best-known cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, followed by Ethereum and also, surprisingly, Dogecoin.

How Do You Budget?

If you want to take control of your money, you need to make a budget. We prefer to call this a spending plan. After all, you make the money; you should decide how it is spent. Creating this plan can seem overwhelming. What might work for one person may not work for you. In addition, a solid budget can help reduce the stress and worry caused by too many obligations and too little cash.

Be Prepared This Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here once again. Here are some helpful tips for you and your family this summer:

Be sure you can access your bank accounts in an emergency
Now is the time to enroll in Gulf Coast Bank's Digital Banking if you haven't already. You can do this for both personal and business accounts. Make sure you download our Mobile Banking App as well on your smart phone or tablet for access to your accounts anywhere. If you need cash, Gulf Coast Bank is a member of the Community Cash Network. This gives you access to over 700 ATMs throughout seven states without paying ATM surcharge fees.

Follow Gulf Coast Bank & Trust on social media
It's easy to keep up with notices like closures or disaster assistance by following Gulf Coast Bank on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Make a plan for evacuating and one for sheltering in place
Depending on a storm's intensity and your ability to be mobile, you will want to have a plan for leaving as well as one for staying safely. You can read more on how to create these plans for you and your family here.

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